Sector Expert: Jeff Killeen

CIBC World Markets

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Jeff Killeen has been with the CIBC Mining Research team since early 2011. He covers and provides technical assessment of junior and intermediate exploration and mining companies worldwide. Prior to joining CIBC, Killeen worked as an exploration and mine geologist in several major mining camps, including the Sudbury basin and the Kirkland Lake region. Killeen earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Carleton University.



Recent Interviews

Jeff Killeen: Cash and Catalysts Rule the Day (9/10/14)

Jeff Killeen, mining analyst with CIBC World Markets, has spent much of 2014 on the road vetting junior mining projects. He says that the cash-and-catalyst mindset should remain prevalent for investors looking at explorer and developer equities, while improving operations has been the biggest motivator for producer share prices in 2014. In this interview with The Gold Report, Killeen offers his insight and hands-on perspective on several developers and producers with near-term catalysts.

Jeff Killeen: A Picky Player's Guide to a Cautiously Optimistic Mining Market (3/26/14)

The price of gold may be enjoying a double-digit increase so far this year and some equities may even have doubled their value, but Jeff Killeen of CIBC World Markets says it's not time to jump into metals with both feet. Be selective, he counsels. In this interview with The Gold Report, Killeen shares the higher-quality names that have prospects for development.

Jeff Killeen: C is for Cash and Catalysts in a Chaotic Market (6/28/13)

Resource equities remain under siege and Jeff Killeen, an analyst with CIBC World Markets in Toronto, preaches the importance of the two Cs, cash and catalysts, to investors in this shaky market. In this interview with The Gold Report, Killeen discusses what fundamentals he looks for and names some companies that have strong balance sheets and potentially market-moving news on the horizon.

Recent Quotes

"AKG has done a good job reaching commercial production and LOM reserve grades within the first year of initiating Phase 1."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (11/21/16)
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"KLDX has set up to post a strong Q4 that will reflect increased production and lower costs."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (11/8/16)
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"AKG announced that the board has approved the Phase 2A expansion, which will upsize mill throughput from 3.6 Mtpa to 5 Mtpa."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (11/4/16)
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"AKG reported a slight beat on Q3 production numbers, primarily related to higher throughput and better recoveries."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (10/13/16)
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"We foresee opportunity for KDX to drive shares higher."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (9/29/16)
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"We expect that AKG's increase in grades will be of the most significance to the market today."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (9/15/16)
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"PVG notes that it remains on time and on budget for a production start-up in late H1/17."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (8/24/16)
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"AKG's debt facility amendment frees up cash flow to enable reinvestment in the company's growth projects."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (5/20/16)
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"AKG's phase 2 capex is now staged to allow funding through operating cash flows."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (5/3/16)
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"We view AKG's mill performance as positive, and higher recoveries are likely to persist on a go-forward basis."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (4/7/16)
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"We continue to view CNL as a Sector Outperformer due to the high-grade and low-cost projections for Buritica."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (2/25/16)
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"We expect AKG shares will move toward a producer multiple as phase 1 is brought on-line."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (12/23/15)
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"AR will make a construction decision on San Agustin by early 2016."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (11/5/15)
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"AR's Magino update indicates stronger economics."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (9/21/15)
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"AKG's AGM project looks to be on track for completion on schedule and on budget."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (9/18/15)
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"P's Black Fox appears to be turning toward higher production levels."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (8/6/15)
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"We expect CNL to complete a feasibility study on Buriticá in the next 12 months."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (6/25/15)
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"Our estimates show phase 1 and 2 of AKG's Asanko project have an IRR of 21%."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (5/21/15)
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"We think P's strong growth in cash will act as a catalyst for its stock."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (5/6/15)
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"Black Fox is expected to generate free cash flow despite a weak gold price."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (3/19/15)
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"We expect a modest boost in reserves when P releases an update."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (2/24/15)
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"P's cost base has room to generate free cash flow today."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (2/13/15)
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"The financing improves AKG's balance sheet in a critical period."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (1/23/15)
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"AKG's goal of achieving production by Q1/16 is well within reach."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (1/16/15)
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"San Agustin could provide AR with near-term production growth."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (1/13/15)
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"The strategic investment is a positive step forward for PVG and its Brucejack project."

— Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets (12/9/14)
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